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“Enjoyable” 4 of 5 stars
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Vacation Hotel Cebu
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   35 Juana Osmena Cor. Jose Avila St., Cebu City, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #40 of 82 Hotels in Cebu City
Western Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

Stayed for about 5 nights from the 11th of November 2011. The menu was basic, though we only had breakfast meals there. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The pool was nice and refreshing to swim in.
It was well located in Cebu, close to most places of interest.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Davoaus
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Flamatt, Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

Title says it all...
quiet, green, small swimming pool, family like, laid back, free wifi, but in 10 minutes walking distance your in the middle of urban life. Mango Square, Fuente Osmena, Robinson and a 10 minutes taxi ride to Ayala Mall (even walked it once - it's only 1.5km).
Rooms are basic and a bit run down but clean - nothing special; rate is around 1.100 PHP (single room), 1.300 PHP (double w/ breakfast) and 1.500 PHP per pax! in double room during Sinulog (parade passing by on General Maxilom Ave.).
Staff is very friendly, food portions are tiny, but there are plenty of food stalls and restaurants nearby. Most annoying thing have been the old, noisy and bad working aircons.

"123°53'39.00"E 10°18'56.11"N8" (copy 'n' paste in Google Maps/Earth)

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Stefan G
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2010

The staff that work in the hotel were terrific, other than that, you have an owner that is grumpy and unfriendly, the rooms are run down, locks on the doors did not work well, showers and taps not working properly, you are not allowed to bring in a friend without a prior permission and not beyond 11.00pm.
But wait there is more: If you order food from outside like a pizza or anything, the hotel will charge you half of that price, (if food costed you 1000 pesos, hotel charges 500 pesos on top) is this insane or what? the restaurant food not good and if you ask for something on the menu chances are they don't have it. Also when we lost power the generator failed to start so we were without power till it got fixed but were not allowed to use air con. and TV. There are times they would have only one room occupied in the entire hotel, staff tell me that is because they don't have repeated visitors.
The whole place looks like a dump. I am going back in January but not to the Vacation hotel...

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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11 Thank Rawaya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2010

I do not know where to start! this Hotel offers great customer service and its got WOW factor...just great service and the STAFF ARE THE BEST PEOPLE!!! I stay for 17 nights and was sad when i departed! Just has a cozy "homely" feel about the place.
The Room was well set out and Bathroom was good. It wasn't a Glitzy Hotel, but i didnt want Glitzy. This is more Practical and Homely - which is just what i wanted. The "Chief" is a great guy, and always ready to stop for a chat. Many Thanks to Venus in the front office and her colleagues for handling my booking, the Kitchen and Cafe Staff are really kind. I Miss this Hotel!!

I really look forward to staying here again in the future with my Wife. Thanks Vacation Hotel! Your simply the best!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank the2ndhasapulse
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Coolum Beach
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2009

Whenever I go to Cebu I stay at Vacation Hotel. It is in an easy to get to location (although it can be hard to get a cab in rush hour!). The staff are very welcoming and look after you very well. The food is good, or you can go across the road. The area is pretty safe and you can store your baggage if you go on other trips. Lots of rooms have been done up over the last couple of years and the aircon works well.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank ChrisCoolum
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Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2009

Vacation Hotel Cebu is quaint and quiet. But it's quick when it comes to service. The staff are warm and the food is okay. Needs improvement on the small pool, and the internet facility is not updated. Other than that, everything's fine. I will come back.

Stayed October 2007, traveled on business
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2 Thank KathrynDawn
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Gold Coast
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2008

Although the hotel was tired and a little run down the first couple of times we stayed the service was always very good, the beds were comfy, showers hot and it is close to everything.
What a surprise on our last visit to see the internal renovation of the rooms. They have done a great job and this makes the hotel great value for money. The staff are always friendly and go out of their way to help. They even stored our bags when we went away on a little side trip for a couple of days. Computer was available in a little nook to the side of reception for only P40 an hour....very reasonable.

  • Liked — Proximately to friends, value for money, friendly staff
  • Disliked — Perhaps not suitable for someone looking for a luxurious stay
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank Anitab9
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Additional Information about Vacation Hotel Cebu

Address: 35 Juana Osmena Cor. Jose Avila St., Cebu City, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Cebu City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 82 Hotels in Cebu City
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Hotel Class:3 star — Vacation Hotel Cebu 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of Cebu City, Vacation Hotel Cebu is an ideal spot from which to discover Cebu. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Vacation Hotel Cebu is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Wi-Fi in public areas, safety deposit boxes, meeting facilities, family room, car park are just a few of the facilities that set Vacation Hotel Cebu apart from other hotels in the city. All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including garden, outdoor pool, pool (kids), massage, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Vacation Hotel Cebu is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Cebu. ... more   less 
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